Happy January! The first month of the year is a great time for a clean start, but first we need to clear out everything holiday.
As much as I loved Christmas iPhone wallpaper, January calls for something very different. Once January hits, I like clean lines and clean colors.
I want the colors in my home (and on my iPhone!) to be clean and neutral but still cozy.
I also like including French and European-inspired decor into my January themes! While Christmas calls for bright colors and cheer, the New Year means that I want subtle, elegant shades.
Because things look a bit different nowadays (we’re hunkering down for the winter months instead of vacationing), I find that it’s the perfect time to switch up my decor, outfits, and even my iPhone’s wallpaper.
For that reason alone, I’m sharing my favorite January wallpaper options today!
Types Of January Wallpaper:
These January wallpaper options are quite an eclectic mix, so you should find something that you like regardless of your style and taste.
I included lots of neutral backgrounds (because who doesn’t love neutrals), gorgeous January landscapes, cozy simple backgrounds, and a few vintage or French-inspired options.
There are many photos and patterns that feel like January to me. This post represents all different types of January aesthetics.
Note: some of these wallpaper options are more traditional pattern wallpapers, while others are gorgeous winter scenery or trendy January wallpaper. They’re randomly placed below, so scroll through to see what you like best.
How to Save on the Phone:
Press and hold the photo that you want and click save to iPhone. This should work on Androids as well!
You might need to crop these photos slightly depending on the size phone that you have but every photo here should still look just as good when adjusted.
Once you’ve saved the photo to your camera roll, you can go into settings and change your wallpaper.
Keep in mind that you can set a different photo for your lock screen and home screen respectively..
January Wallpaper For iPhone:
Here are my favorite January wallpaper options for iPhone. Feel free to save multiple options (they’ll save to your camera roll) and switch them out later!
Sometimes I find it helpful to save wallpaper options in bulk then see what actually looks good in my settings.
I typically use a brighter wallpaper for my lock screen and a more muted wallpaper for my iPhone’s home screen so that I can see my apps over the wallpaper. This will of course depend on your phone’s aesthetic.
If you really want to use a bolder wallpaper for your home screen then I recommend using an editing app (I like the Tezza app and Canva app) and adding a muted overlay to the photo so it’s a bit less vibrant.
This is exactly how I picture January, especially around here. It’s a gorgeous, simple scene that is simply peaceful.
I like using this wallpaper even through March!
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Pink Mountain Range:
For those of you who like winter getaways during January, this is a perfect option.
I also love the pink tones in this photo! It’s a little artsy but is still muted enough to use on your home screen.
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How cozy does this look? If there’s one thing I love during January, it’s my freshly made bed.
These sheets just look so cozy but are still fresh and clean!
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This is a simple neutral background that won’t create unnecessary clutter on your phone.
I love how high end this wallpaper is! It’s also great for fans of art and texture.
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I love the muted florals in this background!
In my opinion, this is the perfect wallpaper to use as the background on your home screen. It’s muted, simple, and classy.
This is a great wallpaper for any season! I included it in this post because the colors remind me so much of January, but I save it for use year round.
Blue Wallpaper Print:
I’m someone who loves china sets, so this background is of course my favorite in this post.
If you like all things French or European-inspired then this wallpaper is definitely for you!
Another cozy bed!
I really love the sunlight in this photo. It’s just gorgeous.
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Blush Pink Sheets:
Blush pink is in again this January and this bed just screams cozy.
The linen texture makes this photo perfect for year-round wallpaper, but I especially like cozy wallpaper in January so I included it here.
Pink Sky, Snowy Mountain:
Anyone who is into winter sports will love this photo.
The pops of pink (and dramatic editing) almost makes it feel like this photo is out of a Disney movie!
I absolutely love this neutral background for the New Year.
It also goes perfectly with my phone’s neutral aesthetic.
How pretty are these leaves? This is a great wallpaper for both your home screen and your lock screen!
Nude Flower Background:
Cabin In The Woods:
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